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Amazon files patent to use selfies as passwords

Soon people can pay in Amazon via their selfies. According to a patent filed by Amazon on Oct. 19 that was published Thursday, selfies could provide the next level of protection for consumers. It argued that a selfie-pay system would be more secure than traditional passwords. It can be true since passwords can be stolen[…]

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Prime Now Seen Helping Amazon Gain Vs. Retailers Wal-Mart, Target

Prime Now is Amazon’s one hour delivery service which people can use to order frozen foods, such as pizza and ice cream, and household cleaning supplies. This service is pushing to eliminate the key advantage of physical retailers because the time that you will spend going to the store might just be longer than the[…]

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Amazon’s Second Brick-And-Mortar Bookstore Will Be in San Diego

Amazon has been rumored to open hundred of bookstores all over the United States. That might still be far off but good new is that they will open their second bookstore on the West Coast. The company will open its latest location in San Diego this summer, according to the San Diego Tribune. The store[…]

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Amazon Prime Now expands to East Bay

Amazon has expanded its Amazon Prime Now to Oackland, California. As we all know, Prime Now is a free two-hour delivery service to Prime members, who can get tens of thousands of essential and other items by ordering through a mobile app. The mobile app can be downloaded from www.amazon.com/primenow. It is essential that one[…]

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Amazon’s Tie-Up With Big UK Supermarket Signals Stronger Push Into Groceries

Amazon just signed a deal with British supermarket Morrisons which is the fourth largest biggest supermarket chain in Britain. This deal brings competition to players already in the region, including Tesco and Ocado. With this deal Amazon now becomes serious about its food delivery service in the UK and can help them improve their strategy[…]

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Amazon joins Microsoft, other tech giants backing Apple in FBI encryption fight

In a recent event, Apple has been asked by the federal government to unlock an iPhone but the company does not want to do so. A California court has ordered Apple to provide technical and software assistance for unlocking an iPhone 5c. According to the FBI, the phone in question belongs to the employer of[…]

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How much would it cost if you buy one of everything in Amazon?

On the lighter side of things, if you are a big Amazon fan just like us, you might have asked that question “How much would it cost if you buy one of everything in Amazon?” Kynan Eng, a computer scientist based in Zurich has calculated that for you and the result totals to $12.8 billion.[…]

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Amazon Raised the Free Shipping Minimum for Non-Prime Members

To encourage users to potentially try Prime Amazon just quietly raised the free shipping minimum for buyers who don’t belong to its fast growing subscription service, Amazon Prime. According to the company, “non-Prime members would have to spend at least $49 per order to qualify for free shipping, up from $35.” Prime could just be[…]

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Amazon expands into handmade goods with new online store

Handmade at Amazon, one of the newest ventures for the online retail giant which serves as market for handcrafted and vintage items. According to the company, this is a new store for artisans to sell unique and handcrafted goods “to our hundreds of millions of customers worldwide.” In this venture, Amazon is tapping into a[…]